Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Prairie Cheer

Today is the start of a beautiful week of 3 new release sets at Power Poppy, called Nature + Nurture.  I think you’ll love the hallmark Marcella Hawley whimsy in store.    To kick it all off today we’re showing off Prairie Cheer.  It’s all designed to bring you a smile while showing off the beautiful parts of the prairie flora.  

As a prairie girl, I am always touched by the beautiful sight of fields and fields of crops, like this beautiful wheat ripening and ready for harvest.  

On watercolour paper, I stamped the wheat stalks with white Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I took some Soft Suede reinker and watercoloured the background, in a way that almost looks like a sepia cloudy sky.  The sentiment is stamped and lightly washed as well.   That really is the same tone as the Soft Suede cardstock, but when you watercolour it, it seems to take on more of a rust tone.   

I stamped some more of the stalks in the background and added a simple strand of twine to the bottom and a couple of brads to accent.  I kept it very clean and simple, and masculine with the warm rich tones.  

A peek at the simple stamping on the inside.  

The Bloom Brigade will have so much more lovely Prairie Cheer to show off to you today....

Allison Cope
Christine Okken (
you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker


Allison Cope said...

Oh my Christine! I just love the effect of the watercolour back ground! It's breathtaking!

Pauline said...

Christine this is beautiful. Love the water colouring, gorgeous colour, and love all your layering. Fabulous card!

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty fall card Christine. I like the white embossing with your water coloring. Wonderfully pretty.

auntbubbels said...

Absolutely stunning. I never water color with dark colors, but I think since the fall (hopefully) is coming soon, I am going to have to give it a try.

Happy Stamper said...

Wow! Beautiful background!!! Goes PERFECTLY with the stamp!!! Thanks for sharing!


Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow I just love how this turned out, that is just so fantastic, perfect color for the watercolor and like how you stamped it out!

Jean said...

Stunning cards!!

CherylQuilts said...

Christine, this is gorgeous! I love the rich colors and how you've used this beautiful wheat stamp! Wow, that's one thing about a real stamp...being able to emboss. And I love your watercoloring...beautiful! What a great layout with the stamped layers and the simple twine. And I love the card inside too! Beautiful, my friend, and I love it! Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Christine, your card is beautiful! This wheat stamp alone would sell this set, but then there are flowers, too. How gorgeous! Beautiful with the white embossing and watercolor. Wow!

Katie Sims said...

I had no idea that you were a prairie girl, Christine! But I can certainly see that you had some might beautiful inspiration to create this gorgeous sepia toned water color! I love the masculine tone to this....you really showed this image off beautifully! :)

Traci M said...

Christine, I love the rich hues in your card. Manly, yes, but I like it, too!! ;)